Central European Experience - Cruise Only Eastbound River Cruise (WRN0)Starting from $4,298
River Cruise Description
The 2019 8 day Avalon river cruise from Remich to Nuremberg promises to be an experience you won’t soon forget! An adventure packed with history, romance and much, much more. This Europe river cruise will take you through the most gorgeous scenery Luxembourg and Germany have to offer, starting with a marvelous tour through the Danube and taking you to the ancient wonders of Trier, a city with Roman architectural remnants dating from 144-152 A.D.
Avalon Waterways cruise tours takes pride in offering the best of each place it visits, so it is expected that once your Europe river cruise reaches the valley of Moselle, you’ll be able to emerse yourself in the culture like a local. You will be able to experience the most exquisite wines the village of Bernkastel has to offer, while touring the old streets of the town or appreciating the greenery of the surrounding forests.
Sailing through the Rhine, you’ll be amazed at the natural wonders that meet in the stretch of this body of water, while you enjoy some live entertainment on board your Avalon Waterways cruise ship and enjoy a cold refreshment. After stopping in Wurzburg, the 2019 8 day Avalon river cruise from Remich to Nuremberg provides some free time so you can enjoy the day’s activities without a fixed schedule. Wander amongst the locals for some shopping, or sip a delicious coffee and enjoy a scrumptious pastry at the Konditorei. Once this Europe river cruise reaches Bamberg, the imagery changes into romanesque architecture with the Old Town Hall being one of the icons, sitting right atop an island in the middle of the Regnitz River.
Avalon Waterways cruise tours are designed to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relax, enjoy and appreciate the wonders Central Europe has to offer, and this 2019 8 day Avalon river cruise from Remich to Nuremberg will truly exceed your expectations.
|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Oct 24, 2019||Avalon Imagery II||$4,298||Call Us!|
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation)/rc_info]
You will board afternoon vessel on the Moselle River, and then meet your crew at the welcome reception. The Moselle river, flowing through France and Germany, is a small part of Belgium. This quaint little town is accompanied by wine-making towns that are frequented by tourists. After you have traveled through the Moselle River, you will enter the Germany at Trier. (Dinner)
[rc_info day=2]Trier, Germany
Germany’s oldest city sits at the head of the Moselle Valley, the Trier. According to some, Trier was even older than Rome and was populated before the Romans had arrived. You will discover some of the ancient Roman remains such as the 20,000 seat amphitheater, the Porta Nigra, the only fortified gate that survived the original roman settlement. This gate still gives access to the towns center; ancient imperia baths, and the remarkable roman bridge, and Germanys oldest bridge, in which the stone pilings date back from 144-152 AD. You’re offered a guided sightseeing tour or a more history-focused Roman-Trier guided tour but you are welcome to tour this fascinating city on your own. As you tour the vast serene waterways of the Moselle River, it will become quite clear to you why it is famous for its charming scenery and how it is an important wine-growing region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 Bernkastel
This charming village with its half-timbered houses and narrowing streets has stood since the Middle Ages and is a widely-know wine growing region as well. The pointed-houses that line these historic streets, built in 1416, are another main attraction in Bernkatstel. You will enjoy the rich and munificent wines that Bernkastel has to offer, while being introduced to its history on a guided tour through the most celebrated and looked-after vineyards, Bernkastel Doktor. These popular Germans wines will be available for you to sample on this guided tour. Don’t forget to drop by the Moselle Wine Museum for some treats and treasures during your free time this late afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Rhine Gorge-Rudesheim
Sail the peaceful waterways of the Rhine Gorge as you head up the Rhine River. This river is home of the most breathtaking castles that stand at 400 feet above the water. The Lorelei rock is just a stretch up and around the bend, and still echoes the love song of the mermaids. Another exemplary wine town, the Rhine Valley, is most noted for its cultivation of the Riesling grape. Stop by the narrow and cobblestone Drosselgrasse, where you will enjoy some free time while partaking in the festive atmosphere. Gorgeous blossoming flower and an open-air wine garden offer a soothing ambience as you enjoy the rest of your free time. Don’t forget to visit the Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, where you will hear classic tunes from 18th century self-playing calliopes and music boxes, before picking up your special treat. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Main River Village
The Main River will take you to cultural gems of quaint towns that are tucked away by towered gates and thwarting walls. The Bavarian villages and medieval town centers offer a picturesque view of the streets and houses that have a story-book ambience. The Main-Raweg, a major German bicycle path, lines this is beautiful river for travelers to enjoy its scenic treasures. To make the most of your experience, you may join a local guided tour of these lovely towns. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Wurzburg
After a quiet breakfast sailing the Main River, you will arrive at Wurzburg, home of the rococo and neoclassical architecture, wineries, wine cellars, and wine bars, and is the center of the Franconian wine country with its distinctive bocksbeutel or bottles with round flattened shapes. Experience the ornate rooms and giant fresco ceilings in the Residenz palace. Join a guided sightseeing tour through the Marienberg Fortress, which serves as the local prince-bishops for five centuries. This fascinating baroque structure houses 13-century Romanesque Bergfried (keep), a renaissance well house from St. Mary’s Church in 1603. Before heading back to your vessel, there will be time to explore the remains on your own. Whether you’re shopping at one of the local markets or grabbing a delicious and fresh pastry from a Konditorei, relax and enjoy the rest of your on-foot adventure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Bamberg
You will sail for most of the morning until you dock in Bamburg early afternoon. This quaint medieval town is nestled in Upper Franconia on the Regnitz River that eventually joins the Main River. The Old Town of Bamberg is the historical landmark of UNESCO world heritage site, primarily for its rich medieval appearance. A guided walking tour will take you through the historic centers such as Altenburg Castle, a former residence of bishops, Old Town Hall that is accessible by two major bridges located on the Regnitz River. Discover the chilling and exciting tombs of Pope Clement ll and Emperor Henry ll within the ancient walls of Bamberg Cathedral. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)
As your vacation comes to an end, you will arrive in Nuremberg for breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)
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